It was a solid round at the Straits on Thursday. I opened up with a nice birdie on #1. It was a 40 foot putt down the hill that rolled smack in the middle of the cup! Let me tell you, there is no better feeling in the world when a huge crowd roars as a birdie falls in the cup.....no better!!! I got chills up and down my body and as I saw my name pop up on the leader board I had to keep my emotions in check as I felt my eyes fill up with tears! Years and years of practice for that moment!! It is something that I will never forget for the rest of my life. The best part about it was that my entire family was there to experience it with me. My son Matthias, who is 7 cheered as loud as a volcano erupting!
Another solid birdie on 3 and I was off and running. I made a bad swing on 4 after a perfect drive which cost me a double bogey but I bounced back with birdies on #5 and #6 to get back on top of the leader board.
I made a ton of solid pars until #18 when I made another bad swing which cost me my second double of the day. The score was 73 (+1) and in a tie for 78th. I am currently 5 shots off the lead but am brimming with confidence! Look for a low one today! There is another fog delay and my tee time was already pushed back to 2pm central time. Thanks for sending me all the texts and emails of support! It really keeps me pumped up! Talk soon and remember.....fairways and greens!